Arkane Studios unveiled Deathloop, a one-on-one shooter game of assassins for the PlayStation 5 at Sony PS5 revelation event today. The game is built by Arkane Lyon in France. This is original intellectual property from the game studio owned by ZeniMax.
“If at first you don’t succeed, die again” is the slogan. You play as Colt, who is trapped in a time loop on the enigmatic island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat himself the same day for eternity. The only chance to escape is to break the loop by killing eight key targets before the end of the day.
In the trailer, Colt fights to escape the titular “deathloop”. He kills a lot of non-player characters with all kinds of weapons, including some that appear to come from Arkane’s Dishonored game series.
But he also has to fight Julianna, a rival assassin (apparently played by another human), whose job is to kill the assassin and maintain the deathloop cycle. Colt has to kill eight different targets, but Julianna can stop him or, I suppose, kill the targets herself.